When it comes to learning Japanese, various study tips can aid you in improving your skills. Learning Japanese through Spaced Repetition can offer additional benefits beyond language proficiency, such as sharpening your problem-solving skills.



So today, TODAI Japanese will show you how to learn Japanese better with Spaced Repetition:


1. What is Spaced Repetition?

2. How to use Spaced Repetition to learn Japanese?

3. How to create flashcards


Let’s go!


1. What is Spaced Repetition?


The spaced repetition method is a learning technique that breaks down study material into small parts and repeats them in a specific cycle. This method makes learning easier and more effective as it follows the memory retention cycle of our brain (as illustrated in the example below).


The concept of Spaced Repetition dates back to the 1930s. Since then, various iterations have been developed, including the 'expanded interval' approach pioneered by Leitner and refined by SuperMemo, as well as the Anki flashcard system. 


In the following section, we will delve deeper into how this technique can improve your Japanese learning, such as Japanese words, Japanese writing, Japanese grammar, etc.


2. How to use Spaced Repetition to learn Japanese?


To apply the Spaced Repetition method to learning Japanese words (You can do the same with  Japanese grammar, and Japanese writing) you can follow these steps:


2.1. Choose a list of Japanese vocabulary words or grammar you want to learn.

2️.2. Divide the Japanese word list into small groups by categorizing the words into similar themes. For example weather, family, food, sports, etc. (each group has around 20-50 Japanese words, depending on the difficulty level and your memorization ability.)

2.3️. Practice:

  • On the first day, study Japanese word group 1

  • On the second day, study Japanese word groups 1 and 2

  • On the third day, study Japanese word groups 1, 2 and 3


Repeat in this manner in a cycle until you remember the Japanese vocabulary group, then continue to review these vocabulary groups after 1 month, 3 months (depending on your level and memorization ability)


2.4. Keep practicing


After each cycle, pause and check if you can remember all the Japanese words in that group. If not, continue to repeat the Japanese words in that group until you can remember all of them. If a Japanese vocabulary group has too many difficult words, do not force yourself to learn all of them in one day, but divide them into smaller parts for learning.


Therefore, applying the Spaced Repetition method will help you focus on each Japanese vocabulary group actively, helping you to absorb knowledge quickly and effectively. Moreover, you can also combine Japanese vocabulary learning with other activities such as listening, speaking, reading, and writing to improve your Japanese language skills.


3. How to create flashcards with TODAI Japanese application

By using TODAI Japanese application, you can read a lot of Japanese latest news, when you see a new Japanese word or Japanese grammar, you can look up its meaning, grammar, and sentences… by a click. Moreover, you can add that Japanese word to your notebook, and practice it later. When you remember this Japanese word, swipe right, when you don’t remember this Japanese word yet, swipe left.


If you don’t have enough time to make your Japanese flashcards, TODAI Japanese gives you a Japanese flashcard with all levels from N5 to N1.


I hope this can help you study Japanese better, if you want to improve your Japanese more easily with so many exciting tips, follow TODAI Japanese and download the application TODAI Japanese below to achieve your goal.